Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

David Bowie/Morrissey: London, Wembley Arena

Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, 1995

THE THIRD OF four nights of two thinnish white pop Dukes with great barbers and a well-honed sense of alienation. Seventies icon Bowie and 80s icon Morrissey met on Bowie’s Sound And Vision tour, they expressed mutual fandom. And here they are playing together – or not together, not in the way Bowie recently played with Nine Inch Nails in the States, but on the same bill, with Morrissey in the role of underdog. Not one he wears well. "Good evening," he snarls at 7.30, a good portion of Bowie’s crowd still held up in rush hour. "We’re your support group."

Total word count of piece: 433